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Giving Mernda families more kinder places

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The Victorian Government is giving more Mernda families access to local kindergarten and childcare places through a new early learning centre.

Victorian Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos officially opened the Mernda YMCA Early Learning Centre and Childcare – a $2.4 million centre offering three and four-year-old kinder sessions, long day care places, school holiday activities and Maternal and Child Health services.

The centre is located on Mernda Park Primary School grounds and supports working families by delivering before and after school programs for students attending the school.

The Government is investing $70 million to build, expand and upgrade early years infrastructure across the State, including $10 million targeting growth areas.

Families will also benefit from the $202 million Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan, announced in 2017’s Victorian Budget 2017/18.

This ground-breaking plan recognises the importance of providing families with strong support in early childhood, so kids are ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for life.

Source: Vic Government

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